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Where's the Dope At?

Peter K. B. St. Jean

in Pockets of Crime

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780226774985
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226775005 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226775005.003.0005
Where's the Dope At?

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This chapter explains how drug dealers interpret neighborhood disorder and understand the effects of collective efficacy on their business decisions. It highlights the various ways that the information both supports and contradicts the claims of broken windows and collective efficacy theories, and how ecological disadvantage extends each theory.

Keywords: drug dealers; criminals; neighborhood disorder; collective efficacy theory; broken windows theory; ecological disadvantage

Chapter.  23637 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Theory

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